A sheepfold to save and share !

One sheepfold to save et share !

Project visual A sheepfold to save and share !
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A sheepfold to save and share !

Classified as a Small Walloon Heritage Site in Belgium, the former half-timbered sheep-fold of Otrange in the village of Oreye is one of the rare examples of the traditional 18th century Hesbignon construction that has survived.

Unfortunately, the wear and tear of time is a major threat to the street-facing façade of this exceptional building. The objective of this campaign is to raise the missing funds to restore the southern facade using traditional techniques.

The project has two objectives:

 - to PASS on our heritage to new generations,

 - SHARE this little gem by making it available for local activities.

The sheepfold  :

• Its history

Whoever mentions the province of "Hesbaye" thinks "granary" and simultaneously "big square farm".

However, these huge complexes should not overshadow the smaller traditional buildings that made up the majority of the built landscape. Much more modestly, a multitude of small farms stretched along the roads. Built of perishable materials, only a few copies remain. Yet they were the most common houses, those that were said to be an architecture without an architect, because they were designed and built by the locals from what they found in the area.

Very few of these so-called "stud" or "Pans de Bois" buildings remain today.

In Otrange, while there were still some left in the 20th century, you will find very few today: this sheepfold, a house on the other side of the Geer, and some small parts of farms.

• Its architecture : STUD

Why it’s of interest

Here is an excerpt from the letter from Mr. Alain Delchef of the association "Qualité-Village-Wallonie":

"There are only a few dozen monuments of this type left in Wallonia that are included in the inventory of immovable cultural heritage. In addition to its rather rare construction method, your sheepfold constitutes a trace of the life of small farmers in Hesbaye at the end of the 18th century. As such, it deserves to be safeguarded under the best possible conditions. Your restoration process therefore contributes to the slow re-appropriation of the daub, which requires qualified craftsmanship. »

It’s presence in literature

            • « Le Patrimoine Monumental de la Belgique (The Monumental Heritage of Belgium) – Wallonie - Volume 18/2, pages 482 et 483 » 

            • « Le cahier promenade paysage et patrimoine – Vallée du Geer – Oreye-Otrange » by Jacques Verstraeten and Julien Mols

            • « Oreye – Bergilers, Grandville, Lens-sur-Geer, Oreye, Otrange » Brochure published on the occasion of the European Heritage Days, 13 September 1992 .


The activities proposed at the sheepfold  :

• "Le Peup’Lié d'Otrange", is a Citizen's Collective for “better living together”.

Our wish: to eat healthy, local food, in accordance with our environment.

Our desire: to make the village spirit live in a spirit of sharing and good humour.

 

We are villagers from Otrange and the surrounding area who gather to buy fruits and vegetables, and other products - mainly organic - grown by small local market gardeners and fruit growers. We favour small local producers and limit our environmental impact: few trips, little or no packaging, organic or reasonable crops, no intermediaries,...

Le Peup'Lié is about discovering your neighbours and getting to know them. It means exchanging products, recipes, time, know-how, etc.

Le Peup'Lié are akin to potluck gatherings, organized by members for more conviviality, discoveries, exchanges,...

Currently, Peup'Lié's activities are spread between a portion of the sheepfold, the garden and the greenhouse. As soon as the renovation work is completed, the sheepfold will resume its full place in hosting activities.

• The Natural and Architectural Heritage walks

Once renovated, ideally located in the heart of the village and close to the Otrange meadows, the sheepfold will welcome departures and arrivals for countryside walks in sharing sweet and savoury treats.

- The "Natural Heritage" walks, organised by a nature interpreter, explore the grove meadows of Otrange and the remarkable Hesbignon landscapes along the river Geer in Wallonia and Flanders.

- The "Architectural Heritage" walks in the form of a walking rally, organised by an architect, are designed to discover the heritage of Otrange: the castle, the church and chapels, the farms, the old schools, the old mill, etc. After the walk, share a snack and a drink at the sheepfold.

Schools in neighboring villages will be invited to discover this local heritage.

Exchanges between neighbors will take place during potluck gatherings organized by Le Peup'Lié

Flea markets will take place at the sheepfold

Other activities will be organized according to villagers’ requests

 

 

 

Allocation of funds

Restoration and maintenance:

Work has been carried out regularly since the owners' acquisition in 1982: replacement of the curved roof tiles, ground consolidation, consolidation of the western and northern walls, construction of a staircase and flooring on the first floor and work in the adjoining house.

All that remains is to take care of the street-side gable. It is a traditional restoration, faithful to the original, calling upon qualified professionals to restore the sheepfold to its original appearance.

1st Step: The street-side gable of the sheepfold in 2016 (Photo 1)

2nd Step: Installation of scaffolds, construction of a partition to insulate the front of the building, dismantling and evacuation of the mud and brick filling between elements of the stud-lumber woodframe by the owners and their friends in 2018 (Photo 2) Budget 2676 €

3rd Step: Sealing and covering the facade during the construction of the new woodframe in the workshop in 2018 (Photo 3) Budget 1836 €

4th Step: Dismantling and evacuation of the facade woodframe from 26 March to 4 April 2019 (Photo 4) Budget 1458 €

5th Step: The new woodframe made from oak stud-lumber was assembled by the carpenter in a traditional way, faithful to the original, using mortise and tenon studs. Transported to Otrange, it was assembled in the street and then, with the help of a crane truck, was lifted and installed in one piece on 6 April 2019 (Photo 5) Budget 12 153 €.

Work still to be done:

6th Step: Install a structure made of wood and willow sticks. Budget ± 500 €

7th Step: Fill the spaces between the lumber woodframe elements with an old-fashioned cob (clay, lime, barley straw) to be made by a specialized craftsman (using elbow grease). Budget ± 2600 €

8th Step: Bleach the cob with lime and linseed oil. Budget ± 700 €

9th Step: Roughen the roof edge adjacent to the lumber woodframe. Budget ± 900€

10th Step: Make and place two wooden frames, thereby bringing light into the sheepfold. Budget ±1500 €

 

The budget for this restoration is estimated at ± 26,000 euros.

To pay for this work:

a significant personal contribution from the owners has been madesubsidies were requested and 7500 € were granted by the Public Service of the Petit Patrimoine Populaire Wallonthe benefits of a flea market that will be organized at the sheepfold by the Peup'LiéThese amounts will not suffice, which is why we are appealing to you for an amount of 5000€, knowing that part of the sum collected will go to Kisskissbankbank: 5% as a commission and 3% for bank charges.

 

If the collection exceeds the necessary amount, the surplus will serve to :

make various repairs on the other cob facadesclean and paint the other interior walls of the sheepfoldcarry out the electrical and lighting installationsupport the projects of the Peup'Lié and associations making use of the sheepfold.

 

Choose your reward

Je donne ce que je veux

€1

You can give the amount you want, 1€, 3€, 10€, 100€, ... without reward but with our gratitude for your support for our project. Then go to the bottom of the page to "Make a donation" : "I give what I want" and indicate the amount that suits you. • site monitoring : news Kiss Kiss / Facebook "La bergerie d'Otrange" THANKSSSSSSS !!!!!
  • 17 backers

Carte Postale et Suivi

€10

Postcard and Follow-up • a photo postcard from a local scene in Otrange • site monitoring : news Kiss Kiss / Facebook "La bergerie d'Otrange" • a BIG THANK YOU for your support
  • 9 backers

Visite du chantier

€10

Visit of the site • a visit of the sheepfold construction site • a drink and a sweet treat offered • site monitoring : news Kiss Kiss / Facebook "La bergerie d'Otrange" • a BIG THANK YOU for your support
  • 10 backers

Balade Nature Ludique

€20

Nature Heritage Walk for young and old • 1 place for a discovery and playful stroll for young and old, led by Sophie, nature interpreter, on foot in the meadows of Otrange and its surroundings, lasting ±3h, in groups of 12 to 15 people. You can select the number of rewards you want and therefore the number of places you want • a visit of the sheepfold • a drink and sweet treat • site monitoring : news Kiss Kiss / Facebook "La bergerie d'Otrange" • a HUGE THANK YOU for your support The date of the walk will be discussed with the participants and the guide to find the right one for everyone between August 2019 and August 2020.
  • 5 backers

Balade Patrimoine Architectural

€20

Architectural Heritage Walk • 1 place for a walk taking the form of a pedestrian rally, to discover the architectural heritage of Otrange organized by Véro, village architect, lasting ±3 hours. • 1 adult and teenage questionnaire or 1 child questionnaire You can select the number of rewards you want and therefore the number of places you want • a visit of the sheepfold • a drink and sweet treat • site monitoring : news Kiss Kiss / Facebook "La bergerie d'Otrange" • a HUGE THANK YOU for your support The date of the walk will be discussed with the participants and the guide to find the right one for everyone between August 2019 and August 2020.
  • 2 backers

Balade Patrimoine Nature

€20

Nature Heritage Walk • 1 place for a walking tour commented and animated by Pierre, nature interpreter in the meadows of Otrange and its surroundings, lasting ±3 hours, in groups of 12 to 17 people. You can select the number of rewards you want and therefore the number of places you want • a visit of the sheepfold • a drink and sweet treat • site monitoring : news Kiss Kiss / Facebook "La bergerie d'Otrange" • a HUGE THANK YOU for your support The date of the walk will be discussed with the participants and the guide to find the right one for everyone between August 2019 and August 2020.
  • 2 backers

Concert de Blues à Otrange

€30

Blues Concert in Oreye • 1 ticket for a Blues Concert in Oreye, by Jack and his musician friends You can select the number of rewards you want and therefore the number of places you want • a drink and sweet treat • site monitoring : news Kiss Kiss / Facebook "La bergerie d'Otrange" • a GIANT THANK YOU Giant for your support
  • 12 backers
  • Estimated delivery November 2019

Balade (2 places)

€40

Walk (architectural or nature) (2 places) 2 places to participate in one of the three walks See details in the descriptions of the three "Walk" rewards at €20.
  • 2 backers

Balade (3 places)

€60

Walk (architectural or nature) (3 places) 3 places to participate in one of the three walks See details in the descriptions of the three "Walk" rewards at €20.
  • 3 backers

Concert de Bleus à Oreye (2 places)

€60

Blues Concert in Oreye (2 tickets) • 2 tickets for a Blues Concert in Oreye, performed by Jack and his musician friends You can select the number of rewards you want and therefore the number of seats you want • a drink and sweet treat • site monitoring : news Kiss Kiss / Facebook "La bergerie d'Otrange" • a DOUBLE GIANT THANK YOU for your support
  • 13 backers
  • Estimated delivery November 2019

Balade (4 places)

€80

Walk (architectural or nature) (4 places) 4 places to participate in one of the three walks See details in the descriptions of the three "Walk" rewards at €20.
  • 3 backers

Prêt de 2 Vélos et Pic-nic

€100

Loan of 2 bicycles and Picnic • Loan of 2 or 3 bicycles for a half-day ride in the surroundings of Otrange Available: 2 adult bikes, 1 teen bike and 1 child bike Note: a deposit will be required • a picnic basket for 2 to 3 people • the visit of the sheepfold • site monitoring : news Kiss Kiss / Facebook "La bergerie d'Otrange" • a IMMENSE THANK YOU for your support
  • 2 backers

Balade Privatisée

€200

Privatized walk • a private stroll to choose from the 3 types of walks (Fun Nature or Nature Heritage or Architectural Heritage Rally) accompanied by a nature interpreter or an architect in the village of Otrange for 8 to 12 participants. Ideal for an outing with family, friends, colleagues,... • a quiche or brunch snack and 2 drinks per person • visit of the sheepfold • site monitoring : news Kiss Kiss / Facebook "La bergerie d'Otrange" • a GIGANTIC THANK YOU for your support

    Concert privé de Blues acoustique

    €300

    Private acoustic Blues concert • a private acoustic Blues concert at your home by Jack and one of his musician friends Conditions: at a maximum distance of 35 km from Oreye and the entrance to this concert cannot be charged. • site monitoring : news Kiss Kiss / Facebook "La bergerie d'Otrange" • a HUMONGOUS THANK YOU for your support
    • 2 backers

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